Dad’s Day Out: 8 great things to do with your Dad in Oxfordshire this Father’s Day

Jun 15 2017

For immediate release: 15/06/17

Dad’s Day Out: 8 great things to do with your Dad in Oxfordshire this Father’s Day

With Father’s Day coming, we’ve compiled a list of places to go and fun things to do to give all Dads a great day out this weekend.

1. Explore the vintage cars at Cogges Manor Farm
Explore Cogges Manor Farm in Witney this Fathers Day; Dads can spend their day wandering around the exhibit of vintage and classic cars, motorbikes and machinery, or make dens with the kids in the farm’s sprawling woodland – all washed down with delicious homemade food in the cafe.

2. Journey back in time at Didcot Railway Centre
Go on a different kind of journey at Didcot Railway Centre, which is open on Sunday the 18th of June for a special steam day, with the chance to take a ride on one of their Wickham trolleys that date back to 1948!

3. Go Outdoors at White Horse Hill
For all those outdoors-y Dads; adventure up to White Horse Hill and see who can fly their kite the highest whilst overlooking six other counties! Later, walk across this ancient stretch of the ridgeway and discover the history of the area along the way.

4. Dads go FREE at Batsford Arboretum
With free entry for all Dads at Batsford Arboretum this Father’s Day, take yours along and enjoy a summer walk through the beautiful gardens, followed by a comforting home cooked lunch or afternoon tea in the sunshine on the Garden Terrace Café – a perfect relaxing afternoon for your Dad.

5. Have a Hooky Father’s Day!
Is your Dad a beer lover? Why not treat him to one of Hook Norton’s brewery tours and brewery based gifts – specially crafted for Father’s Day? At Hook Norton brewery your Dad can discover the steam engine that was installed in 1899 to power the machinery needed to produce the beer! Afterwards learn all about the history and traditions of beer production at Hooky, followed by meeting the Shire horses who still deliver beer to local Hooky pubs!

6. Enjoy a sumptuous Sunday Lunch at The Oxford Kitchen
Recently nominated in the BEST RESTAURANT category in Bucks/Oxfordshire in the prestigious Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017, treat your Dad to fine modern dining in Summertown’s Oxford Kitchen this Father’s Day. With a free bottle of beer for all Dad’s, what’s not to love!?

7. Treat your Dad like royalty at Blenheim Palace
Treat your Dad like royalty this Father’s Day weekend by taking him to Blenheim Palace; spend the day exploring the Palace and grounds, or go on the all new ‘Upstairs’ Tour where you’ll see Guest Rooms that haven’t previously been open to the public. Or if your Dad is a big music buff, take him for an unforgettable evening of live music at the Nocturne Live Concerts in Blenheim Palace’s Great Court (15-18th June) – the atmospheric line-up includes guest appearances from Corinne Bailey-Rae, Gregory Porter & Jamie Cullum and award winning composer Max Richter.

8. Is your Dad a Morse fan?
Take your Dad out for a wander around Oxford on an Oxford Official Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour walking tour. You’ll be taken around the city by a professionally trained guide, visiting key filming sites and locations that were featured in the popular detective series. End the day with a drink in the famous Morse Bar at the Macdonald Randolph Hotel where the detective would spend time deliberating over cases!

Visit Experience Oxfordshire’s What’s On page to discover more Father’s Day activities.


Notes to Editors:

For more information contact:

Kathryn Manning
Phone: 01865 686434
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Experience Oxfordshire is the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire. We are a not-for-profit partnership organisation committed to the promotion, management and development of Oxfordshire as a great destination to live, work, visit and do business. We have a growing partnership network of businesses spanning all parts of the visitor economy, and through effective collaboration we are all working to ensure Oxfordshire becomes a leading destination for tourism, culture and business.